jam making

Plum & Lemon Zest Jam

Ingredients: 8 cups black plum chunks* 4 1/2-5 cups sugar 1 box powdered pectin 1/4 cup lemon juice zest from two lemons Directions: Prep jars/lids for canning. Place the plums into a large, heavy bottomed pan. Add the sugar,  lemon juice and zest. Bring to a boil, stirring and breaking up any big chunks […]

Strawberry Thyme Jam

Ingredients: 8 cups finely chopped, hulled strawberries* 4 1/2 cups sugar 1 box liquid pectin (both packets) 1/4 cup lemon juice zest from one lemon 5 springs fresh English thyme Directions: Prep jars/lids for canning. Stuff the thyme into a tea ball. Secure it to one side of a large, […]

Mango Pineapple Jam

Ingredients: 4 cups finely diced ripe mango 4 cups finely diced fresh pineapple 5 cups sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons light rum (optional) 1 6 oz box liquid pectin Directions: Add the sugar, mango, rum and pineapple to a large pot. Prep jars/lids for canning. Bring the mixture […]

Cara Cara Orange Jam

Ingredients: 8 cups supremed Cara Cara segments 4 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 box liquid pectin (3 oz., one of the little packets in the box) 1/4 cup lemon juice (I used bottled) 3 tablespoons Grand Marnier zest of 2 Cara Cara oranges Directions: Prep jars/lids for canning. Add the orange […]

Kiwi-Mango Jam

Ingredients: 4 1/2 cups sugar 4 cups cubed kiwi 2 cups cubed mango (about 3 large mangos) juice and zest of 1 lime juice and zest of one lemon 1 box liquid pectin (6 oz, 2 packets) Directions: Prep jars/lids. Set aside. Place the sugar, juice/zest, kiwi and mango in […]

Kadota Fig & Candied Ginger Jam

Ingredients: 3 lbs Kadota figs, stems removed and finely chopped (about 4 cups) 1 3/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup bottled lemon juice 1/4 cup diced crystallized candied ginger 3 ounces liquid pectin (one pouch) Directions: Prep the jars/lids. Place the figs, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring the […]

Black Mission Fig Jam

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb Black Mission Figs, quartered & stems removed 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup bottled lemon juice* 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon bergamot extract Directions: Prep jars/lids. Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved. Add the lemon juice and […]

Seedless Blackberry Vanilla Bean Jam

Ingredients: 8-10 cups whole, picked over blackberries 4 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 box liquid pectin (3 oz., one of the little packets in the box) 1/4 cup lemon juice zest of one lemon 3 vanilla beans, scraped Directions: Mash the berries through a sieve (use a whisk to get more […]

White Peach & Fresh Ginger Jam

Ingredients: 8 cups finely diced white peaches 6 cups sugar 1/4 cup bourbon (optional) 1/4 cup bottled lemon juice* 1 6 oz box liquid pectin (2 packets) 2 inch chunk ginger, peeled Directions: Add the sugar and peaches to a large pot. Prep jars/lids for canning. Bring the mixture to […]

Mint-Infused Blueberry-Lime Jam

Ingredients: 1 bunch fresh mint 8-10 cups whole, picked over blueberries* 4 1/2 cups sugar 1 box liquid pectin (6 oz., 2 little packets) juice and zest of 2 limes Directions: Lightly bruise the mint and stuff as much as you can into a tea ball. Set aside. Pour the […]